Ok... so, you have Some (/maybe a lot of) experience with the CB500X etc.... Which use quite a few of the very same parts including Most of the engine itself as the Reb 500...
if you can reprogram or buy an aftermarket for the CB-X... Why not use the same aftermarket CDI(??) or reprogramed one for the CB-X and just use it on the Rebel?!? ... Same with the Cams!! If there is a CAM upgrade Kit for the CB-X, then the entire kit should be able to be used in the Rebel 500... (<IS> it the same exact engine!?!?) Well, The OEM CAMs use the same exact Part number, And so does the CAM Chain, the Cam Chain Tensioner, and the Crank Shaft... As I understand it, the Ignition units are only different in form.. but not (really?) in function or spec. therefore any upgrades should work out, just probably if only a bit of custom work and finagling. Then again; Just bringing a CDI from one of those Faster bikes (that use the same engine) Should be an upgrade in itself... Right?
.. .. So... what's the problem?
Last edited by Greg Hitchcock; 09-07-2019 at 08:28 PM.